Text file index of Model Airplane News prepared by Ken Holden, SAM 51 Secretary
Attached is also a partial index to Model Airplane News from the
beginning through December 1942. The index attempted to catch plans,
designers, draftsmen, artist, and authors. News articles are not
indexed (they are slightly out of date also). The intended method of
use is to import into your word process and perform a search. I know I
could have produced an alphabetic list. I did that for my geophysics
papers and found that it is not fun. It represents many hours of work,
mostly plesent but some not. There errors and typos and a couple of
issues were unreadable. So, Merry Christmas, that is my gift to you and
may you use it in good health. Enjoy!
To import this data to your
word processor, sweep all below with your mouse to highlight it, then
copy (control-c). Open your word processor to a blank page, and
paste (control-v). If you are using Microsoft Word, you can
search it using the find function in Microsoft Word. For
instance, to find all instances of Korda, just type that in the search
box and click find. It will highlight the first several, then use
the next button to go on through.
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS – PLANS INDEX Partial index meant to
capture models, builders, designers, and authors. Current events
were ignored to bring the task to within the editor's limited abilities.
Kotula covers website: http://www.jitterbuzz.com/man_cover_over.html
***** 1929 AD ******
Magazine owned by Bernard Macfadden, a self promoted body builder who
became rich. Sound sorta familiar? Much self advertised in
Note: Teach yourself to fly ads. ARFs for $3. Gas motor and ROG model, no price. Ads for pistols.
JANUARY to JUNE – JULY was the first issue.
JULY 1929 -
Pg 29, Ford Tri-Motor way standoff two parasite propellers
Page 15, Army Pursuit ~ Curtiss Hawk. "Complete
instructions and diagram a Curtiss Hawk pursuit plane." 39" ws,
Pg 17, Bernard monoplane "Yellow Bird" 36 ws high wing cabin monoplane
OCTOBER 1929 - two models.
Pg 9, Bellanca CH monoplane solid model 24" ws.
Pg 25, Precourt ROW seaplane, 16" ws, a motor stick with floats.
NOVEMBER 1929 - two models.
Pg 7, Junkers Bremen, low-wing cantilever monoplane, 36" ws.
Pg 25, K-G Twin Speedster, 36" ws twin pusher, "40 mph record holder."
DECEMBER 1929 - two models.
Pg 11, Loening Air Yacht, 36" ws biplane, complex compared to above.
Pg 35, B-M indoor tractor, 10" ws, 2" cord.
Note: BM ~ Bernard Macfadden, famous body builder who could not spell his own surname, but became rich.
****** 1930 AD *********
JANUARY 1930- Two models.
Pg 13, Robin (Curtiss, OX-5 version), 30" ws, balsa
sheet sides on fuselage, good airfoil, lots of scale details (looks
like a good electric fun flier to me).
Pg 37, J.D. Tractor, 12" ws 2" cord biplane, upper
wing has big sweep back (good airfoil and hardware illustration).
FEBRUARY 1930 - Two models.
Pg 13, Bernard Pursuit Monoplane, "A low wing single
seat fighter", scale of Bernard 2 C-1, a 1929 French design never sold
to military (too focused on biplanes).
Pg 33, L. E. Pontoon Tractor, 18" ws, 2.5" cord, 9.5" motor stick.
MARCH, 1930 - Two models.
Pg 7, Curtis Falcon Biplane (~F8C), ~25" ws, no photo, no assembly drawing.
Pg 35, Savoia (-Marchetti) S-55 Flying Boat(s) 27"ws
(way stand off scale), two hulls joined by shoulder wing center
section, pusher/puller pod mounted on struts (original was
trans-Atlantic to Brazil)
APRIL, 1930 - Two models.
Pg 21 Lindberg's "Dog Star" (Lockheed Sirius) 21" ws, you know the rest.
Pg 35, Navy Fighter by Hi Sibley, sorta Curtiss
parasol, Clark Y airfoil in article but not on drawing, plan shows how
to make sound like playing cards in bicycle spokes.
MAY 1930 - Three models.
Pg 7, Vought Corsair biplane 23" ws,
Pg 19, Graf Zeppelin non-flying 36" model.
Pg 29, Douglas Mailplane, solid model, 20" ws.
JUNE 1930 - Three models.
Pg 11, Flying Glory Monoplane, ~28" ws, fuselage
model (balsa sheet sides), triangle cross section, faux open cockpit,
shoulder wing (nice IMHO).
Pg. 25, Barling NB-3 "Three foot flying model" low
wing monoplane, 2 open cockpits, polyhedral (a la Culver V)
Pg. 42, Flying Model of a Real Glider, 10.75" ws, 1.63" cord, primary, flat airfoil (CUTE!)
Note: Pg 47, How to build a (full size) canoe, much better plans than for airplanes.
JULY 1930 - Three models.
Pg 9, Whittelsey Avro Avian "A 2 ft scale model of this outstanding airplane", biplane, solid model.
Pg 21, Gull Endurance Tractor, "A good looking flier
of bird-like design, 30" ws, single surface airfoil, motor-stick.
Pg 33, Flying Tanager Ski Model, by H Bebosky, "A
neat plane launchable from water, snow, ice, or land. Uses Bamboo like
we use carbon fiber, triangular fuselage cross section, pod and boom.
Note: Pg. 40, Hints to model maker - A catapult for model gliders
Note: pg 41, plans for a (full size) flat bottom row boat,
AUGUST 1930 - Two models.
Pg. 7, D. H. "Moth" Biplane, "A natty 2 ft flying scale model", well, sorta stand off.
Pg 27, Smoke Screen Model Plane, by R. W. McCorcle,
"A snappy fighter with realistic camouflage effect" (uses potassium
nitrate, good fire starter)
Note: Pg. 30, How to Build a Weather Vane - a solid model on a stick.
SEPTEMBER 1930 - Two models.
Pg. 17, Northrup Flying Wing, by Prof. T. N. de
Bobrovsky, "An aerial innovation in model form". Sorta 1929
Northrup Flying Wing X-216H, a twin boom design with a tail.
Pg. 29, Bellanca Seaplane Model, "a 2 ft flying replica of the Pacemaker.
Note: Pg 39, Model Racing Yacht.
OCTOBER 1930 -
Pg 13, Fokker D-VII, by Wm Miller, "Flying model of
von Richthofen famous fighter" (nice old plan, vR only flew the
Note: Only one model, but has a plan for a dog house.
NOVEMBER 1930 -
Pg 13, Curtiss "Condor", by Jesse Davidson, "Plans for making a solid scale model of the US Army bomber."
Note: No flying model, but has a plan for a "cabin boat"(actually more like an outhouse on a barge)
DECEMBER 1930 -
Pg 15, Pusher Biplane, by T. N. de Bobvorsky, "An
unusual model along scientific lines", A motor stick protrudes forward
Pg 47, The Basic Helicopter, anonymous. A
"tin" propeller on a wooden thread bobbin launched from a dowel with a
string to pull.
Note: A box to transport models made of white pine.
Note: Plans for a box trap. Would not the SPCA not love that?
******* 1931 AD **********
JANUARY 1931 - Two models.
Pg. 13, Stinson Junior by Robert Morrison.
"Full sized plans for a scale (solid) model." "A 2ft 4in replica of
this popular monoplane."
Pg. 25, Arrow Model by Herman Larenzan. Delta pusher, ~10" ws, ~14" long, much like a paper plane.
Note: Pg 33, How to Stunt Your Model by
Automatic Control, by Prof. T.N. de Bobrovsky. "Some novel and
educational methods. (Unreasonable IMHO)
FEBRUARY 1931 - Two models.
Pg. 9 Trans-Atlantic by Mortimer Rosenbaum. "A
model of Costes' famous sesquiplane." 24" ws. From wiki: Breguet
19GR,first non-stop aerial crossing of the South Atlantic Ocean on
14-15 October 1927, between Senegal, Brazil.
Page 17, Model Autogyro, by Prof. T.N. de
Bobrovsky. "Climbs and descends vertically, and hovers."
~20"long, ~30" ws, ~20 in rotor diameter.
Note: "Powerful air rifle" ad.
MARCH 1931 - Three plans.
Page 9, A Flying Curtiss-Bleecher Helicopter, by
Prof. T.N. de Bobrovsky. "A replica to test the skill of all true
air enthusiast" (indeed!). 42" rotor diameter, very stand off
scale. Original SX-5-1 was had a single PW 420 hp driving 4
propellers, one in each rotor blade, via shafts. Vibration and
shaft failure problems, natch.
Page 21, Travel Air Mystery Ship, 24" ws, solid model, includes Jimmy Doolittle interview.
Page 29, Minute Man by Charles H. Grant. "A
worthwhile and speedy model." 15" ws, 1/32" balsa sheet wing.
APRIL 1931 - two models.
Page 9, Rotor Flying Model, by Prof. T.N. de
Bobrovsky. ~18" ws, rotating cylinder airfoil, Magnus theory, NO
Page 20, Bolus Sailplane by Jesse Davidson. "A great soarer scaled down." 30" ws.
MAY 1931 -
Page 11, Convertible Mono-Biplane, by Prof. T.N. de
Bobrovsky. "A cantilever model with unusual features."
JUNE 1931 -
Page 13, Crate, by Prof. T.N. de Bobrovsky. "A
different and interesting tractor model. 16" ws, looks like weird
box kite. Triplane with 3 wings in tandem, some with only 4.75"
ws ~aspect ratio ONE.
JULY 1931 - two models, a compressed air motor, and a 3 view
Page 9, Tandem Flying Model, by Prof. T.N. de
Bobrovsky. "Just the thing for contest." 18" ws, 2.5" cord
Page 21, Model Compressed Air Motor, by Maj. H.W.
Landis. "Light, powerful and inexpensive." Made form
fishing pole ferrules. Might actually work, IMHO.
Page 27, Aristocrat Flying Model, by Ben
Shereshaw. "A scale model with first rate performance." 25"
ws, high wing monoplane, strut braced
Page 36, SE-5 Three View Layout, unsigned.
"Actual dimensions for this famous fighter." Unsigned, attractive hand
AUGUST 1931 - Three models and a 3 view.
Page 11, The Quaker Mile "What-Is-It?", by Dick
Cole. "An ROG tractor commercial model." 35" ws, balsa tube
fuselage, formed balsa sheet leading edge, neat IMHO.
Page 21, BFW-M23c Low Wing Monoplane, by Prof. T.N.
de Bobrovsky. "A stable flyer scaled down from the
original." 36" ws, BFW is Bayerish Flugzeug Werke, M is Willi
Page 31, Ott Hydro Model, by J.S. Ott and Lt. H.A.
Reynolds. "An ROW with great performance." 19" ws, 18"
motor stick, single surface airfoil.
Page 37, German Albatos D-III Pursuit. Simple 3 view, unsigned.
SEPTEMBER 1931 - Three models and two 3 views
Page 9, Col. Rickenbacker's Spad, "A complete 3 view layout.
Page 17, Hummer 28 Twin Pusher, by George S. Burill Jr., "A 234 second flyer", 21" ws, 28" long.
Page 25, CO2 Gas Engine Model Plans, by Major HW
Landis. "A unique motor for model planes." (Just a "battery" of
Sparklets CO2 capsules)
Page 31, Canard by Prof. T.N. de Bobrovsky.
"Propeller dropping device doubles endurance." 33" ws, 29" motor
stick, drops both propeller and rubber motor.
OCTOBER 1931 - Two models, two 3 views, and a "how to"
Page 11, How to Build Super Light Wings by Major HW
Landis. "Truss bracing system adds strength and rigidity."
Page 14, Baron von Richthofen's Fokker Triplane DR-1, a 3 view sketch.
Page 15, Heath Baby Bullet by Doug Retting. "A
flying replica of this famous plane." 18" ws, scale airfoils.
Page 18, The Wartime Sopwith Camel. "Three view layout."
Page 29, Curtiss-Wright Junior by Prof. T.N. de
Bobrovsky. "A scale flying model of this popular plane."
~36" ws, Pusher as the original, 9" motor stick protrudes forward.
NOVEMBER 1931 - Two models, a 3 view, and a "how to"
Page 11, Do-X as a Battle Plane by Gus Anderson. "Solid scale plans." 32" ws fantasy model.
Page 20, German Rumpler C-V (Wartime). "Three view layout."
Page 27, Bellanca 12 passenger Airbus by RC Morrison. "2 ft 4 in flying model plan."
Page 37, How Build Super Light Wings (Article 2) by
Major HW Landis. "Cantilever construction for models."
DECEMBER 1931 -
Page 9, Winnie Mae Flying Model by ET
Hamilton. "Replica of Post and Gatty's plane." "Half ounce
replica..." 20" ws.
Page 27, Gee-Bee by Gus Anderson. "Scale plans
for a replica of America's 286 mph 'Flying Milk Bottle'." both
solid and flying versions but the flying plans are pretty much DIY.
Page 32, British DH-4 (Wartime). "Three view layout."
Note: Peru Model Shop, (Peru, Indiana that is)
advertised a 3 cylinder compressed air motor and tank combo "SPECIAL
****** 1932 AD ********
JANUARY 1932 -
Pg 9, Consolidated Commodore by Jesse Davidson, solid model, 26” ws, lotsa struts
Pg 18, Fokker D-VII (wartime), 3 view
Pg 23, Buhl Bullpup by TN de Bobrovsky, “A flying
model of this lightplane.” 34” ws, the CG is marked on the plan, the
earliest that I have noticed that.
Pg 37, How to build super-light wings, by Maj. HW Landis. “Box spar Construction...”
FEBRUARY 1932 -
Pg 4, Aerodynamics by Charles H Grant
Pg 14, Clark Cabin Model, by Jack Clark,
“Instruction and plans for building this unusual flying plane.”
Good photos, good plans, high wing monoplane.
MARCH 1932 -
Pg 13, Flying Scale Model of the S.E.5, by Howard
McEntee. “A one ounce model with remarkable flight
characteristics.” ~28” ws.
Pg 26, Pfalz D-III Scout 3 view.
Pg 27, Pfalz Scout – A Solid Scale Model, by
Stockton Ferris, Jr. “Some aerofoils (sic) old and new.” “How
they are measured.”
Pg32, A Two-Way Glider, by Stockton R. Ferris,
Jr. “A plane that can be built to fly tail first or tail
behind. Glides of 15 to 1 have been made with this ship.
APRIL 1932 -
Pg 7, Cessna Model, by Howard McEntee. “This
remarkable exact scale model has made a flight of 65 seconds.”
Note - actually a stand off scale model.
Pg 21, Hell Diver, by Wilson Russ. “Build this
solid scale model of one of Uncle Sam's latest fighter.” Curtiss
biplane, ~10” ws.
Pg 30, Bristol Fighter F2B (British), 3 view, by Stockton Ferris.
Pg 32, Larid Super Solution LC-DW-500, by Stockton Ferris.
Pg 34, Midget, by Cyril Robert Green. “A small
indoor plane with a great big performance.” 8 1/4” ws, 1.5” cord,
Note: Latest Army Warbird: “...Boeing Hornet
powered metal monoplane...” with photo, no mention that it was the YB-9
MAY 1932 – cost 15 cents
Pg5, Polish Fighter, by Howard G. McEntee.
“Make a flying model of this zippy craft at small cost and little
trouble. Here's how!” PZL-1 ~24” ws.
Pg 22, World's Fastest Airplane, the Supermarine S.6.B., by Arnold Pearson. Solid model, 11-11/16” ws.
Pg 28, Duration Baby ROG, by Jerome C. Kittel. “A winner among winners.” 22” ws indoor model.
Pg 34, Ben O. Howard's Racer DGA-3, 3 view.
Pg 35, Hannoveranner Biplane, by Stockton R. Ferris, 3 view.
JUNE 1932 -
Pg 4, Boeing P-12C Army Pursuit, by Stockton R. Ferris, 3 view.
Pg 5, Flying Crescent, by Edwin O'Donovan Jr.
“Something out of the ordinary for those who are interested in
Pg 8, A-8 Attack, by Howard McEntee. “Here are
the plans for 'The secret terror of the skies' for you to build and
fly.” Curtiss A-8 Shrike.
Pg 31, Reliable Model Autogrio (sic), by John
Tyskewicz. “Just what you have been looking for. Plans for
a record holder that you can build and fly successfully.” ~30” ws and
rotor diameter (has both).
JULY 1932 -
Pg 4, Dewoitine D27-C1, 3 view, by Stockton R. Ferris, Jr.
Pg 11, British Hawker Fury, by Stockton Ferris, Jr. 20” ws.
Pg 25, Miniature Flying Fool, by Howard
McEntee. “A snappy little biplane that is a real flier yet very
easy to build.” ~12” ws, 2” cord biplane.
Pg 30, British F.B.2B 160 H.P. Beardmore Engine, 3 view. Anonymous
Pg 31, Loper Model Helicopter. “Duration – 52
seconds” 7” dia rotor, similar to Wright Brothers circa 1890.
AUGUST 1932 -
Pg6, British RE8 130 HP RAF Engine. 3 view. Anonymous.
Pg 10, Solid Scale Model of the Dirigible Fighter F9C2, by Wilson Russ.
Pg 21, Vickers Jockey Interceptor Fighter, by Stockton Ferris Jr.
Pg 24, Simple Soaring Glider, by Robert Loper. 14” ws, 1.5” cord, with landing gear.
Pg 28, Famous Nieuport 28, by Howard McEntee. Flying model, biplane, ~16” ws.
SEPTEMBER 1932 -
Pg 10, Lockheed Orion, 3 view by Stockton Ferris, Jr.
Pg 11, Lockheed Orion, solid model.
Pg 22, Endurance, And How, by Carl Goldberg.
“...Plans for a contest machine by a world champion...” 28” ws,
Pg 28, Pfalz Triplane DR1, 3 view by Stockton Ferris
Pg 30, Boeing Bomber, by Howard McEntee.
“...model of the fastest and most formidable bomber ever
produced.” B-9, ~28”ws.
OCTOBER 1932 -
Pg 6, Gee Bee NR-2100 Racer, by Avrum Zier.
“Flying Scale model.” No dwg scale or dimensions, ws ~ 24” to 36”.
Pg 10, War-Time Sopwith Dolphin, by Robert Vail
Smith. “...carefully designed flying scale model of one of the
finest pursuit ships of the World War.” ~30” ws, negative stagger
Pg 22, World's Fastest Pursuit Plane, by Robert
Morrison. “...solid model of the US Army's latest high speed
pursuit ship.” XP-936 with 525 HP, to later be P26 with 600 HP.
Pg 32, Ansoldo SVA (Italian Fighter), 3 view by Stockton Ferris, Jr.
Note: pg 42, sell salve and get a RIFLE, advertisement.
NOVEMBER 1932 -
Pg 6, De Haviland Puss Moth, by Avrum Zier.
“Flying scale model.” No scale or dimensions given, ws ~ 16” to
Pg 9, Friedrichshafen G-II, by Robert V.
Smith. Ws ~30”, pusher biplane bomber, motor-stick protrudes
forward from nacelles.
Pg 18, Halberstat CL2 “German Fighter”, e view by Stockton Ferris Jr.
Pg 26, Curtiss Hawk P-6E, by Stockton Ferris
Jr. “...solid scale model of Uncle Sam's greatest fighter.”
Pg 36, Breguet 19-A2 Observation (French), 3 view, by Stockton Ferris Jr.
DECEMBER 1932 -
Pg8, Catapult for Model Planes – Blocks Propeller
Until Launch. For rubber powered models. Sophisticated.
Pg 10, New Heath Parasol, by Jo Howard.
“...plans will allow you to build a beautiful flying model of one of
the latest sport ships.” WS 23-1/2”, nice IMHO.
Pg 17, Wendell Williams Model 44, 3 view by Stockton Ferris Jr.
Pg 17, German AGO Fighting Plane (1917), 3 view by
Walter Westburg. AGO was founded by Gustav Otto, son of Nikolaus,
of Otto engine fame.
Pg 26, Captain Page US Navy Racer, 3 view by Avrum
Zieb. Racer is a hopped up XF6C Curtiss Hawk, parasol landplane.
Pg 27, Geurnchais No. 110 Stratosphere Plane, 3 view by Stockton Ferris Jr.
Pg 29, Ike, by Jo Howell. “... plans to build
a solid scale model of Ben Howard's famous racer.” ~11” ws.
******* 1933 AD ********
JANUARY 1933 -
Pg 8, The Famous Roland D.II (Wartime 3 view), by Stockton Ferris, Jr.
Pg 9, A “Parasol” That You Can Fly, by Jack Clark. WS 34”, complex.
Pg 24, Building The Stinson “R”, by Burton Kemp. Solid model, 21-3/4” ws.
Pg 30, Triple 3 views:
1. The Salmson S.A.I.2-A2 (French), By Stockton Ferris, Jr.
2. The Fokker D-VIII, by Robert Anderson.
3. B/J-VIP-16, also by Robert Anderson.
Pg 33, Build Your Own Radial Engine, by Major H. W.
Landis, E.M.E. This is a three cylinder air motor. Uses
fishing rod ferrules (hard to find these days) for cylinders and
pistons. Very interesting but still a complex design.
Note: pg 4, advertisement for a double winder for 10 cents.
Pg 6, The Wartime Sopwith Camel, 3 view by Albert R. Weinstein. Nice
Pg 10, The Monocoupe Takes the Air, by Howard G.
McEntee. “How you can build a flying scale model of one of the
fastest and most popular cabin sport planes.” WS ~18” with two piece
wing for easy transport. NICE ONE!
Pg 24, How You Can Build A World Record Glider, by
Ted Bellak. Quite modern design, 6 foot ws, 6-3/8” root cord, pod
and boom design, tip winglets, swept back wing, tow hook. Poor
spar design but otherwise amazing for '33.
Pg 32, The Fokker D-XVII, 3 view by Ralph Pickard, 'tween wars fighter.
Pb 32, The Boeing Bomber, by Robert Morrison. Model 215, later YB9.
Note: Letter from Earl Stahl as a high school student.
MARCH 1933 -
Pg 8, The Bristol Bulldog, 3 view by Stockton Ferris Jr.
Pg 11, Building the Morane_Saulnier “Pursuit”, by Richard Rioux. Parasol 'tween wars fighter, ~28” ws.
Pg 20, A High Powered Gnat, by Richard Rioux. 5” ws, 1” cord, built-up.
Pg 21, Frank Hawks Northrop Gamma (3 views), by Stockton Ferris Jr.
Pg 23, Build the Gee-Bee Super Sportster, by Robert Morrison. Solid model.
APRIL - 1933
Pg 6, The Aeronca Collegian (Detail 3 view), by Avrum Zier.
Pg 8, Blaze Air Trails With This Howard Pete, by Stockton Ferris Jr. ~18” ws flying model.
Pg 22, two 3 views by James W. Hawkins:
1. B/J XF-J-2, US Navy
2. Blackburn Lincock, British Army.
Pg 26, The Voisin L.A.S. Observation (3 view), by E. Tabio. Circa 1914.
Pg 27, A Miniature F9C2 Fighter, by Joseph
Battaglia. Seems to be a built up close to scale model that is
MAY - 1933
Pg 6, The Siemens-Halske D4 Pursuit, by Willis L. Nye. 3 view.
Pg 11, Build This World Record Fuselage Model, by Gordon S. Light. 27” ws.
Pg 17, The Fokker F-10-A, by Robert L. Anderson. Solid Scale
Pg 26, A Twin Tractor That Amazed Experts, by Charles H. Grant. 36” ws.
Pg 31, Two 3 views by Stockton Ferris Jr.
1. Curtiss-Wright Condor. Twin engine commercial transport.
2. Beechcraft 17R. 420 hp Wright Whirlwind, 175 mph, fixed gear.
JUNE - 1933
Pg 6, The Hall-Springfield Racer, by Howard F. Schmidt. 3 view.
Pg 8, Building A Flying Stinson “R”, by C. L. Bristol. 32” ws.
Pg 16, The New Waco Cabin Plane (3 view), by Stockton Ferris Jr.
Pg 19, The Barrel Sprouts Wings, by Richard Rioux. Ducted fan, ~24” ws
Pg 19, The German L.V.G.-C5 (3 view), by E. Tabio
Pg 23, An All-Weather Twin Pusher, by Stockton Ferris Jr. 36” ws.
JULY – not on DVD
AUGUST - 1933
Pg 6, The Breguet 14B, 3 view by Stockton Ferris Jr. French bomber.
Pg 8, How To Build The Submarine Scout, by John P.
Tyskewicz. 18” ws biplane. The original was the XS-1 built by D. Martin
and Cox Klemin companies. The XS-1 was a small float plane to be
carried by a submarine.
Pg 18, The Baby Sea-Gull, by Alan D. Booton. Float plane with ~11 ws.
Pg 20, The Boeing F2B (3 view), by Willis L. Nye.
Pg 22, Build This Pusher That Goes Places, by
Harry Edsall. A canard without a vertical tail, 32” ws.
Pg 32, SPAD 11 (3 view), by Hugh Butterfield.
Better known as SPAD XI, a 2 seat recon biplane, Hispano 200 HP.
SEPTEMBER – 1933, THE NEW MARTIN BOMBER (B10) on the cover
Pg 6, The Vought Corsair O3U-4, 3 view by Barnett Feinberg.
Pg10, The Junkers D1 (3 View), by Bill Nye.
(First all metal fighter in service, and that was with the German
Navy. Seems wrong!
Pg 11, The Model Plane Goes Aquatic, by Gordon S. Light. Float or wheel versions, 30” ws.
Pg 23, The French Long Distance Monoplane Dewoitine
D-33, By A. J. McRae Jr. Solid model and article about the original.
Pg 28, The War's Greatest Training Plane, The
Curtiss JN-4, by John T. McCoy Jr. Solid model with ~ 30” ws and
Pg 34, The Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter And Breguet B-14A, by Walter Westburg. Two small 3 views
OCTOBER 1933 - SAVOIA MARCHETTI S55X on the cover. Price up to 20 cents.
Pg 7, Plans To Build Balbo's Plane, by Barnett
Feinberg. Solid model of the S55X, drawn on quadrille paper, therefore
scale chosen by builder.
Pg 12, Fairey Long Range Monoplane, by Ray Grout, 3/8”:1' 3 view – large.
Pg 20, The Boeing F3B, 3 view by Bill Nye.
Pg 23, How To Build a Flying Scale Aeronca, by
Charles Efinger. Early C-3, 28” ws, complex fuselage, otherwise
Pg 30, The Curtiss “Swift” XP-934 Pursuit, 3 view by
Burton Kemp. US Army XP31, closed cockpit, strut braced low wing
monoplane, Curtiss V1750 rated at 600 HP, but only 208 mph.
Pg 6, The Pfalz Scout D.12, 3 view by Barnett Feinberg. Otherwise D.XII
Pg 11, Build A Flying Scale Model of Wiley Post's
Lockheed Vega, by J. D. Bunch. 32” ws with scale airfoils.
Pg 27, The US Army XB1A (3 View), by Willis L. Nye, or Bill Nye.
Pg 29, How You Can Build A Solid Scale Douglas Dolphin Amphibian, by Burton Kemp. Approximately 18” ws.
Pg 34, The British Short “Singapore II”, 3 view by John E. Roe.
Note: Pg 23 NAA records: John Zaic, age 19,
New York City, class A HLG record 19 seconds. Carl Goldberg, age
20, stick model Class D record 16:10.
Pg 8, The Hannoveraner Fighter, 3 view by Willis L. Nye.
Note: pg 9, DC1, 206 mph
Pg 10, The Waco Taper Wing Model 220, by William Wylam.
Pg 13, Building The De Haviland Gipsy Moth, by Elmer
Pilzer. A flying model with folding wings, ~20” ws.
Pg 27, Build A Pivot Wing Plane, by Barnett Feinberg. Flying 12” ws.
Pg 29, The New B/J Navy Observation (3 View), by Burton Kemp.
Pg 29, The Sopwith Triplane (3 View), by Burton Kemp.
Pg 31, Build this simple Tailless Plane, by Marshal Mulvany. ~11” ws
********1934 AD *******
JANUARY 1934 NORTHROP GAMMA ON THE COVER
Pg 8, 3 views of Vought “Corsair” V65 seaplane and
V80 land plane in article by Robert C. Morrison, On the Frontiers of
Pg 15, The Northrop Sky Chief in Detail, by Joseph Battalia, 3 view and article, no model plan.
Pg 22, The De Haviland 5 (3 View), by Hugh Butterfield.
Pg 27, The D.H. 28 Dragon Moth (Detail 3 View), by Ray Grout.
FEBRUARY 1934 US NAVY CONSOLIDATED ADMIRAL ON COVER (Consolidated XPY-1
and was the first experimental patrol plane by Consolidated.)
Pg 7, Baby R.O.G., by Carl Goldberg in article
“Keeping Pace With Model Science, Part No. 3”. Indoor microfilm
15” ws. “How you can build the Baby R.O.G. That holds the world record
or 9 min 35 sec.
Pg 14, The Thomas Morse MB-3 (3 View), by Ralph Picard.
Pg 14, The Sopwith Pup (3 View), by Walter Westburg.
Pg 15, The Navy “Admiral” in Detail, by Joe Battaglia. Solid model and article, approximately 26” ws.
Pg 26, How You Can Build A Flying Scale Boeing 247,
by Wm. B. Durand. One rubber motor driving two propellers, 23"
ws. See NOTE for back cover.
NOTE: pg 22, plans for a balance beam scale with 0.001 ounce resolution, albeit much lower accuracy.
NOTE: back cover ad by comet for a flying
scale model of the Boeing 247 for $1.50 pp with two sets of plans and
all materials, 23” ws. Sorta old time ~ARF but pricey. My
models cost ten and 25 cents years later.
MARCH AD 1934 LINDBERG'S SIRIUS SEAPLANE ON COVER
Pg 6, "Lindy" Charts the Atlantic Skies, by Fletcher
Pratt. Article has a 3 view of the Lockheed Sirius on pg 8.
Pg 10, 3 view of Fokker D. I, as in one, by Robert C. Hare.
Pg 13, How You Can Build The Waco Cabin Plane, by Joseph Kovel. Flying model with approximately 20" ws.
Pg 22, Build the Martin bomber, by Barnett
Feinberg, This is for a solid model and is drawn on quadrille
APRIL 1934 DC-1 ON THE COVER
Pg 12 ff, On The Frontiers of Aviation, by Robert
Morrison, 3 plans for solid models: Northrop Delta, DC-1,
Dewoitine D-332 (A tri-motor).
Pg 30, How You Can Build A Simple Glider, by Marion Thomas, 11" ws all balsa.
MAY 1934 KAWASAKI K.D.K.5 FIGHTER on the cover
Pg 8, Fundamentals of model airplane building, by
Edwin T. Hamilton, includes plans for a 15" ws balsa glider.
Pg 12, On the frontiers of aviation including plans
to build solid scale models of the Lockheed Electra and the B/J mail
plane, by Robert C. Morrison. B/J ~ Berliner/Joyce.
Pg 15, Build the Kawasaki Figher, by Elmer Pilzer. A 15" ws model of the K.D.K.5.
Pg 28, N.A.A. Junior membership news including plans
for a world's record outdoor fuselage model. That would be the
36" ws Boehle weight-rule model by Vernon B himself.
JUNE 1934 RUSSIAN FIGHTER D-1 (a biplane)
Pg 6, Curtiss Hawk, 3view by Robert C. Morrion.
Pg 7, How to Build a solid scale model of the Curtiss VO-40B, by RC Morrison.
Pg 14, How to build a Russian fighter, by Elmer Pilzer. That would be the D-1, ~24" ws biplane.
Pg 25, Boeing US Army PW-9, by Bill Nye, solid model.
Pg 29, Duflow N.A.A. twin pusher, 1933 national champion by Alton H. Duflow.
JULY 1934 HANRIOT-BICHE "PURSUIT" ON THE COVER.
Pg 9, Plans for an all balsa glider, 15" ws. 2 surface airfoil.
Pg 12, Curtiss Condor bomber, 3 view by Robert C.
Morrison. That would be the T-32, a twin engine biplane that
first flew 1933.
Pg 15, Build a solid scale model of the Grumman fighter (FF-1)
Pg 16, Building the Hanriot-Biche Pursuit, by Elmer
Pilzer. Flying model, 36" ws twin boom pusher, motor stick
Pg 22 A solid scale model of the Hanriot-Biche pursuit, by Frank Celauro.
Pg 29, Triangular motor-stick indoor tractor, 39" ws microfilm.
NOTE: Ads for Brown and Loutrel motors.
AUGUST 1934 ON THE COVER - THE BEECHCRAFT MEANING 17A - FIXED GEAR
Pg 6, On the frontiers of aviation, by Robert C. Morrison, includes two small 3 views:
1. Comper Steak
2. Douglas Y10-43
Pg 9, The Albatross Fighters on Parade, by Joseph Nieto, includes a 3 view of model D.V.A. AD 1917.
Pg 11, The fundamentals of Model Airplane Building
by Edwin T. Hamilton, includes plans for a 20" ws all balsa rubber
Pg 23, How the airplane was created, by David
Cooper. Includes three small 3 views: Short Seaplane,
Morane-Saulnier Parasol, Albatross (1915, 2 bay biplane, 2 place).
Pg 26, The Polish Fighter (3 view), by William Wylam. No further information given.
Pg 28, Build this world record twin pusher, by August Ruggeri, 36" ws.
SEPTEMBER 1934 ON THE COVER - MACCHI-CASTOLDI 72
Pg 6, Fundamentals of model airpland building,
by Edwin T. Hamilton, includes plans for a 17" ws all balsa rubber
Pg 10, The General Aviation YO-27, by Robert C. Morrison, solid model.
Pg 15, How the aeroplane (sic) was created, by David
Cooper, includes four small 3 views of: Kidder Playboy, DeHaviland 4,
Gotha (AD1916, 4 bay/side biplane), Spad 1917 (2 bay biplane).
Pg 16, Building the Macchi-Castoldi seaplane, by C. L. Bristol. 20" ws, COUNTER ROTATING PROPELLERS!
Pg 26, Curtiss Pursuit US Army Air Corps PW-8 (3 View) by Willis L. Nye.
Pg 34, Here is the junior record baby R.O.G., by
Victor R. Fritz. Model built and flown by 14 year old Hyman
OCTOBER 1934 SEV 3-L PURSUIT SHIP (SEVERSKY) ON THE COVER
Pg 6, ...How you can build a solid model of the seversky 3L land plane, by Robert C. Morrison.
Pg 9, ...Model airplane building ... by Edwin T. Hamilton. All balsa endurance 26" ws.
Pg 12, ... Albatros Fighters..., by Joe Nieto. D-I 3 view.
Pg 15, Build this prize winning Stinson, by Joseph Kovel. Flying model, ~30" ws.
Pg 19, How the airplane was created, by David
Cooper. Small 3 views of: Standard E-1, Le Pere (Packard)
Fighter, Orenco Scout.
Pg. 23, Modeling America's greatest Seaplane, by Harry S. Pack Jr. Sikorsky S 42, solid.
NOVEMBER 1934 USN CURTISS F113-C on the cover
NOTE: Sharp drop in small 3 view drawings.
Pg. 6, Single propeller pusher by Edwin T. Hamilton, ~26" ws all balsa puser.
Pg. 8, ...Scale model of the Curtiss Hawk type III, by Robert C. Morrison, solid
Pg. 10, When Air Conquers Air, by Howard G. McEatee, ~4 ft ws compressed air.
Pg. 16, ...Fokker fighters, by Robert C. Hare, small 3 view of D-1
Pg. 20, ... Bristol Fighter by Lawrence McCready. F2B "Brisfit", ~15" ws.
DECEMBER 1934 US ARMY DOUGLAS O43A on the cover.
Pg. 10, ~32" ws twin pusher by Edwin T. Hamilton
Pg. 14, Build the Douglas O43A by Howard McEntee. ~28" ws flying scale.
Pg. 20, ...Consolidated P30 Pursuit by Robert C. Morrison. Solid model.
Pg. 28, Stout indoor winner by Herbert Greenberg, 36" ws.
*******AD 1935 *********
JANUARY 1935 (GEE BEE) QED on the cover
Pg 7, Airspeed Viceroy 3 view by HC Morrison.
Pg 8, ...simple all balsa fuselage model, by Edwin T. Hamilton, 21" ws.
Pg 10, ...Fokker fighters (3 view) by Robert C. Hare, D VI, yes 6.
Pg 12, ...solid wood scale model of the (Gee Bee)QED, by Robert C Morrison.
Pg 19, Build and fly the Fokker D8 by Harry Shaffer
Pg 28, Senior class C world record indoor cabin fuselage, Emmanuel Eberlein, 37" ws, F Zaic draftsman.
NOTE: Daisy air rifles $1 to $3.25
FEBRUARY 1935 DE HAVILAND COMET on the cover
Pg 6, Build this world record glider, by Robert Fife, 36" ws.
Pg 10, 26" all balsa fuselage model
Pg 13, ...solid scale models of the DeHaviland Comet
and the Bellanca Racer (Irish Swoop) by Robert C. Morrison.
Pg 19, ...Dewoitine D33 by Stephen Faynor, 26" ws flying model
Pg 27, The midget indoor tractor by Frank Helm, 10" ws.
Pg 31, indoor glider by John Young, ~18" ws
MARCH 1935 BROWN SPECIAL RACER (B-1 ??) on the cover (I knew one of Brown's engineers/draftsmen, George Cull.)
Pg 6, ...all balsa biplane, 21"ws by Gilbert MacLean
Pg 9, ...Fokker Fighters... D-VII, 3 view drawn by John C. Roe
Pg 14, Building the Famous Udet Flamingo, by William Winter and Walter McBride, ~24" ws flying model.
Pg 22, ... (solid) scale models of the GA38 transport and the Boeing XF7B-1 by Robert C. Morrison.
Pg 26, How to build a smoke screen model by Marshall
Mulvany. 17" ws, burns homemade black-powder. NOTE:
Includes instructions for making gunpowder, suggest making in small
quantities (perhaps to prevent blowing up the neighbor's house"
Pg 32, NAA Class C outdoor stick winner 1934
Nationals winner, 36" ws. Designed and flown by Vernon
Boehle, drawn by F. Zaic. Has a triangular fuselage.
APRIL 1935 NORTHROP FIGHTER (XFT-1) on the cover (FIRST MAN GAS MODEL ISSUE)
Pg 6, Northrop Fighter-three view, by F T Roberts.
Pg 8, Brandenburg Fighter (C-II) - three view by John E Roe.
Pg 10, ...all balsa...built up fuselage, by Gilbert MacLean, parasol, ~27" ws, parasol
Pg 12, Building the Grumman Fighter (FF-1) by Lawrence McCready, ~19" ws flying model.
Pg 16, ...(solid) scale model of the Martin Clipper No. 7, by Robert C. Morrison.
Pg 22, How to build a reliable gas model (KG3)...by Joseph Kovel. 8' ws.
MAY 1935 VULTEE TRANSPORT (PROBABLY V-1) on the cover
Pg 6, a detail3 view of the Curtiss Export Falcon... solid model by WA Wylam
Pg 7, profile of the Lockheed Vega by Jesse Davidson
Pg 8, ... solid scale model of the Brown 1934 racer, by Robert C Morrison
Pg 12, ...Vultee Transport (V-1?) by William Winter and Walter McBride, ~24" ws
Pg 18, ...gas model, part 2, by Joseph Kovel
Pg 26, ... double surface all balsa... by Gilbert MacLean, 26" ws.
Pg 30, plans for a 42" streamliner by F Zaic, class D-outdoor cabin
Pg 31, NOTE: Balsa home made clamps - look great
JUNE 1935 GRUMMAN FIGHTER FF-1 on the cover
Pg 4, plans for a stick and tissue 20" simple design by Gilbert MacLean
Pg 6, Bristol F2B (detail three view) by John E Roe
Pg 7, profile Northorp (XFT??) HLG by Jesse Davidson.
Pg 8, Build and fly the Great Lakes Torpedo Plane (BG-1 ?) by William Winter and Walter McBride, 24" ws
Pg 16, ...Uppercu Burnelli UB-14 by Robert C Morrison, solid model
Pg 20, High Thrust Experimental Model by RT Daniel, 28" ws
Pg 23, Stearman 82 (three view) by Robert Dunn (Zabriski? draftsman?)
Pg 29, NAA indoor class C world record 40" ws, designed by Carl Goldberg, F Zaic draftsman.
JULY 1935 CURTISS FIGHTER (XF13C-1) ON THE COVER (HIGH WING MONOPLANE, RETRACTS)
Pg 7, Building a light outdoor tractor by Gilbert MacLean, 22" ws.
Pg 8, Sopwith Airplanes of the war by WRR Puglist. small 3 views the Baby seaplane and the Tabloid.
Pg 12, ...new Curtiss fighter (SF13C-1) by William
Winter and Walter McBride, 22" ws flying. 700 HP, 246 MPH.
Pg 18, ...(solid) model of the Fairchild amphibian (Model 91, "Baby Clipper for PAA) by Robert C Morrison
Pg 20, Fairchild Amphibian(3 view drawing) by Robert C Morrison.
Pg 21, ...scale model (Stinson Reliant, flying profile, 7"ws)by Jesse Davidson.
Pg 32, NOTE: How to make Clark "Y" wing sections, by Joseph Kovel
AUGUST 1935 PITCARIN AUTOGIRO ON THE COVER
Pg 6, The Curtiss P31 (3 view) by WA Wylam.
Pg 7, ...scale model glider from scrap wood, by Jesse Davidson (Beechcraft 17 profile model with 7" ws
Pg 8, ...Fokker Fighter, by Robert Hare (C.1, small 3 view)
Pg 10, Flying scale model of the Consolidated Fleet
Trainer by Elmer Pilzer, ~18" ws, all balsa wings, built up fuselage.
Pg 14, ...scale model of the Pitcairn autogiro PA-33 with 3 view, by Robert C Morrison
Pg 19, An American "Wakefield" entry by Frank Zaic (with "clockwork" motor)
Pg 26, Douglas Mailpane M2 (3 view) by Willis L. Nye.
Pg 28, ...simple tailless sailplane by William Krames.
SEPTEMBER 1935 WACO WHD ON THE COVER (ATTEMPT AT MILITARY CONTRACT)
Pg 6, The Nieuport XVII-C1 (3 view) by John E Roe
Pg 8, ...(solid)scale model... Curtiss-Wright Amphibian by Robert C Morrison.
Pg 12, ...Flying Waco cabin model by William Winter and Walter McBride, 16"ws
Pg 17, A silhouette Monocoupe glider by Jesse Davidson, 6" ws, yes six
Pg 21, ...Twin amphibian by Gordon Light and Alan Booten, drafting CHL, 36"ws
NOTE: Complete Brown for $21.50 ouch!
OCTOBER 1935 KINNER ENVOY (LATER USN XRK-1) ON THE COVER
Pg 5, Cox-Klemm XS-1 (for use from submarines) small 3 view.
Pg 6, Curtiss Hawk XP-23 (detail 3 view) by Willis Nye
Pg 7, ...wing flapper (ornithropter) that flies by Salem Barrack 15" ws
Pg 13, ...Kinner Envoy by Stephen J Graffeo, flying ~18" ws
Pg 18, ...(solid) scale model ... Hammond Flivver Plane by Robert C Morrison.
Pg 21, ...US Army A-12 (Curtiss Shrike) attack (as a profile) glider by Jesse Davidson, 8.25" ws
Pg 30, NAA cabin fuselage by Corroll P Krupp 43" ws,
4" cord, 18" prop, Eiffel 400 wing section, placed second 1935
Moffet. Nice old design IMHO.
NOVEMBER 1935 HAMMOND FLIVVER (MODEL Y) ON THE COVER
Pg 6, Curtis Hawk XFTC-3 (should be XF7C-3) detail 3 view by WA Wylam.
Pg 7, A silhouette Stearman (Model 81, as) glider by Jesse Davidson, 6.63" ws
Pg 10, Build and fly the Pfalz Pursuit (D.III) by Robert V Smith, ~20" ws.
Pg 16, ...3 view drawings and instructions to build
a (solid) scale model of the Boeing Bomber No. 299 (to become B17) by
Robert C Morrison. NOTE: early Flying Flea photo
Pg 22, All balsa contest glider (HLG) by Salem Barrack, ~18" ws
Pg 26, ...Flying Twin Autogiro by E Carlton Harris, two 10.75" dia rotors.
Pg 28, Potez 53 (3 view) by AJM
Pg 29, Lycoming Engine (R680) by WA Wylam
Pg 30, Richard Korda's Class C world's record outdoor stick model by Fran Zaic, ~ 20" ws.
DECEMBER 1935 MISTER MULLIGAN BENDIX TROPHY WINNER ON THE COVER
Pg 5, Ad for Baby Cyclone $15.75 complete pp.
Pg 8, Fleet Trainer (3 view) by Willis Nye
Pg 10, A fine flier that is easy to build by Raleigh T Daniel, 18" ws
Pg 14, ... fly this famous racer (Caudron C.460) by Joseph Battaglia, ~18"ws
Pg 20, Aeonca Model C-3 (3 view) by Stephen Graffeo, detailed (for MAN)
******* AD 1936 *********
JANUARY 1936 HOWARD HUGHES' RACER, WORLD'S FASTEST LAND PLANE
Pg 6, Sopwith Airplanes by WRR Puglisi, small 3 views of Triplane and Pup
Pg 8, Howard Hughes' Racer by Ralph Pickard, 3 view.
Pg 10, ...(solid)scale model of Art Chester's Racer by Robert C Morrison
Pg 14, Build and fly this Ryan low wing (S-T) by Jesse Davidson, ~18" ws
Pg 19, A record breaking (indoor) fuselage model by Victor R. Fritz, 36" ws, designed by Emmanuel Enderlein.
Pg 22, Fokker Pursuit D-16 and Wendell Williams No. 57 (detailed 3 views) by William Wylam
FEBRUARY 1936 FIAT AR OBSERVATION FIGHTER ON THE COVER
Pg 6, Fiat CR (30) 3 view by Nick Limber
Pg 8, Consolidated A-11 detail 3 view by William Wylam similar to P30 & PB-2
Pg 10, (solid) scale model of the Northrop racers by Robert C Morrison
Pg 16, Build and fly this Boeing fighter (P4B4) by William Winter
Pg 22, ...two in one stunter by August Raggeri, all balsa 10" ws.
Pg 26, Webster's record breaking hydro by Paul Karnow, Class B, ~28" ws
MARCH 1936 US NAVY GRUMMAN F2F-1 ON THE COVER
Pg 6, Douglas O25C three view by Willis Nye
Pg 8, Experimental pusher tractor by A Charles Mueller, 24" ws push-pull
Pg 10, ...(solid) scale P3Y-1 by Robert C Morrison (later PBY with more HP)
Pg 14, Flying scale "Leopard Moth" by Virgil Stariale, 24" ws
Pg 26, ...(solid) Grumman (F2F-1) fighter model by Robert McLarren
APRIL 1936 HHAWKER SINGLE SEATER FIGHTER (HURRICANE) ON THE COVER
Pg 6, Pou du ciel (3 view) by John F Roe. Original by Henri Mignet and had 17HP two stroke.
Pg 10, ...Hawker single seater fighter (Hurricane)
by William Winter. Stand off scale, ~26" flying model
Pg 16, ...(solid) scale Douglas Sleeper (DC3) by Robert C Morrison
Pg 22, All weather contest fuselage model by Alan Orthof, 36" ws, RAF 32 airfoil
Pg 22, ...midget racer by August Ruggeri, stick model
MAY 1936 VULTEE LIGHT BOMBER ON THE COVER
Pg 6, Northrop XA13 detailed 3 view by WA Wylam
Pg 10, Three view of the Locheed 12A by Robert C. Morrison
Pg 12, ...flying Curtiss Osprey by William Winter, biplane, ~ 24" ws biplane.
Pg 17, World record fuselage contest model by Robert Cahill drawings by F. Zaic. Class C, 38.5" ws
Pg 20, Turner Special gas engine model (plans only) by Allen Turner, 7' ws.
JUNE 1939 DEWOITINE D-535 ON THE COVER
Pg 8, World record fuselage model by John Foster, 36"ws
Pg 10, ...fly the China Clipper by Jesse Davidson, "silhouette", all blasa
Pg 14, ...scale Dewoitine D-535 by William Winter, ~ 24" ws
Pg 22, NOTE: Props for your gas job by Joseph Kovel
JULY 1936 CAPRONI FIGHTER C.H. 1 ON THE COVER
Pg 3, NOTE: Ad for GHQ "Loutrel" fir $8.50, $12.50 complete
Pg 8, A test model... by Raleigh T Daniel, ~20" ws
Pg 10, ...(solid)scale model of the Brown B3 by Robert C Morrison
Pg 14, ...flying Fairey Fantome by Alan D Booton and Ralph Pickard, 24" ws
Pg 22, Sportster gas model by Julius Unrath ~6' ws
AUGUST 1936 NEW US NAVY VOUGHT SCOUT-BOMBER (XSB2U-1) ON THE COVER
Pg 6, ...Trophy winner by Kenneth Ernst, 33.5" ws
Pg 8, Thomas Morse O19E 3 view by Willis Nye
Pg 10, ...fly this Italian fighter (Caproni CH1) by William Winter, 20" ws
Pg 16, ...(solid) scale Fairey Battle by Robert C Morrison
Pg 17, NOTE: photo of Bob Morse and his foot launchable hang glider
Pg 19, almost Cloud Tramp by CH Grant
Pg 22, Buhl Bull Pup gas model plans by William
Effiger, designed and flown by Hubert C Lacey. Eight foot ws,
used staples and nails
Pg 29, Junkers fighter (CLS, 3 view) by Willis Nye.
SEPTEMBER 1936 BLERIOT-SPAD 510 FIGHTER (BIPLANE) ON THE COVER
Pg 6, ...simple biplane by Raleigh T Daniel, 18.5" ws
Pg 8, DeHavilland "56" Moth detail 3 view by John E Roe
Pg 12, ...Wakefield Mayfly II by CS Rushbrooke, drawn by Frank Zaic
Pg 16, ...(solid) scale Aeroneer B1 by Robert C Morrison
Pg 19, ...Arup flying wing by Gordon Englehart, 24"
OCTOBER 1936 BLACKBURN F7-30 FIGHTER ON THE COVER
Pg 6, Sopwith Triplane 3 view by John E. Roe
Pg 8, T-D Coupe (gas model)by Theodore Dykzeul, 64" ws
Pg 12, ...(solid)scale model of the NA 16-4 by Robert C Morrison, ~T6
Pg 16, ...build and fly the SOC-1 Scout by William Winter, 24" Curtis biplane
Pg 22, Monocoupe 90A (3 view) by Nick D'Apuzo
Pg 28, Soaring glider plans by Alan Orthof, 58" ws.
NOVEMBER 1936 HEINKEL HE70 ON THE COVER (750 HP, 224 MPH)
Pg 8, Winnie Mae detail 3 view by William Wylam (Lockheed Vega)
Pg 10, Fuselage stability model by Charles Hamson Grant complete plans, William Wyland draftsman.
Pg 12, ...(solid) scale model of the Vought SBU-1 by Robert C Morrison
Pg 15, Simple stick model by Harold Hemmis, 20 " ws
Pg 16, Build and fly the Potez 37R-2 by Nick Limber
Pg 28, Convert your KG into a cabin plane (plans) by Robert Harrison.
DECEMBER 1936 VOUGHT PURSUIT V143 ON THE CONVER (ONE OFF, 760HP)
Pg 7, ...(solid)scale model of the Boring XP29 by martin E Dickinson
Pg 10, ...(solid)scale model of the Folkerts Racer by Robert C Morrison
Pg 13, ...(1935) world record fuselage model by William Ying (41 minutes)
pg 18, ...Darmstadt D22 by Elbert J Weathers ~20-22"ws
******** AD 1937**************
JANUARY 1937 CURTISS YA18 ATTACK PLANE ON COVER BY JO KOTULA (TWIN CYCLONE ENGINES)
Pg 8, ...Curtiss-Wright...(solid) scale model...by Robert C Morrison (Model 19B)
Pg 9, NOTE: article on indoor flying by Carl Goldberg.
Pg 10, ...simple "Fly About" by Raleigh T Daniel, 12" ws
Pg 14, ...Mureaux 180-C2 pursuit by Robert V Smith, flying 24" ws
FEBRUARY 1937 CAPT FRANK HAWK'S RACER "TIME FLIES" ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 6, ...(solid) scale model...Vought V-143 pursuit fighter by Donald Mertens
Pg 7, World record hydo by Victor Fritz, 16" indoor
Pg 10, ...streamline gas model by Leo Weiss, 9' ws
Pg 14, ...(solid) scale model of Capt Hawk's racer HM1 by Robert C Morrison
Pg 20, Flying Grumman figher(F2F-1) by William Winter, biplane, ~20-24" ws
Pg 43, NOTE: ad for Ohlsson engine for $17.50, one column
MARCH 1937 SEVERSKY PURSUIT PLANE ON COVER BY JOSEPH KOTULA
Pg 6, Curtiss Y1A-18 Attack 3 view by Donald Mertens (A18 had two R1820's)
Pg 10, ...(solid) scale North American Observation Plane by Robert C Morrison
Pg 12, Minaature Fairey Battle by Robert V Smith, ~22" flying model.
Pg 27, Fuselage stability model by ME Borden Jr., 26" ws
APRIL 1937 KOOLHOVEN FK 55 PURSUIT PLANE ON COVER BY KOTULA (PROTOTYPE ONLY)
Pg 7, Speed racer by CH Grant, M Gittleman draftsman
Pg 10, ...(solid)scale...Douglas DF Airboat e view by Robert C Morrison
Pg 14, Flying Consolidated Fleetster by Joseph Battaglia, ~28" parasol
Pg 20, World record indoor glider by Tex Rickard, 18" ws all balsa
Pg 27, Gloster Gauntlet 3 view by TJ Phelan.
MAY 1937 CURTISS 75 PURSUIT ON COVER BY KOTULA (WRIGHT R1670)(P36 had R1830 Wasp)
Pg 6, ...(solid)scale model of the Lockeed 14 by Robert C Morrison
Pg 8, ...winner of the Bendix Model Trophy by Donald Mertens, 36" ws
Pg 9, Seversky BT8 by Nick Limber, small 3 view
Pg 13, ...Stinson (trimotor) by Jesse Davidson (profile)
Pg 20, ...Westland cooperation plane by robert6 Harrison (Lysander)~24" ws
JUNE 1937 HANRIOT FIGHTER (H220) ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 6, ...(solid) scale model of Spirit of St. Louis by Jesse Davidson
Pg 10, Tube tractor for the experimenter by Walter Farynk, 28" ws
Pg 14, Koolhoven Pursuit(FK55) by Robert C Smith, ~20" ws
Pg 19, Grumman XSF-2, small 3 view by McCallow
Pg 26, ...Nimbus gas model by Benjamin Shereshaw, ~8' ws
JULY 1937 RUSSIAN MILLITARY PURSUIT PLANE (BIPLANE, RADIAL ENGINE) ON COVER BY (Joseph) KOTULA
Pg 6, new weight rule contest model by Edward J Lidgard, gull wing, ROG, 100in^2, incomplete plan
Pg 10, Hawk III-C in miniature by William Wylam (3 view)
Pg 14, ...(solid) scale model A18 Attack plane by Robert C Morrison
Pg 22, Flying Bellanca Air Cruiser by Joseph Kovel ~30-34" ws
Pg 34, Cloud Cruiser gas model by Harry Edward Moyer, 6' ws
AUGUST 1937 BRITISH BURNELLI TRANSPORT (CUNLIFFE-OWEN OA-1, ~UB14B) ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Record hydro fuselage model by Alan Orthof, 30" ws
Pg 12, ...(solid) scale Northrop A17 attack plane by Donald Mertens
Pg 14 F-50 (Wright)Cyclone in miniature by William Wylan
Pg 22, flying Burnelli transport by Alan D Booton and Ralph Pickard ~24" ws
Pg 34, Midget gas model by Thracy Petrides and Malcolm Abzug, 300in^2, 49"ws
Pg 38, Brequet-Wibault 670T and Avro Anson (3 views) by John E Roe
SEPTEMER 1937 LATEST CURTISS HAWK 75 ON COVER BY JOSEPH KOTULA
Pg 8, Streamline experimantal flyer... by Felix Gutman (rubber)
Pg 16, Precision contest gas job, part 1 (of 2) by Elbert J Weathers
Pg23, Vought fighter that flies by William Winter (v-143)
Pg 27, ...Timm trasport (solid) by Robert C Morrison
Pg 36, Grumman F2F-1 (3 view) by William Wylam
Pg 37, Douglas DC4 3 view by Harry S Pack Jr, triple tail version
Pg 38, New Curtiss Hawk 75 by P(?) Mertens
OCTOBER 1937 BLACKBURN DIVE BOMBR ON COVER BY JOSEPH KOTULA
Pg 7, All balsa sportster by Stan D Marsh & Felix Gutman
Pg 10, (solid) model Caudron Typhon (French spelling) by Robert C Morrison
Pg 14, Precision contest gas job by Elbert J weathers (part 1of2)
Pg 20, US Army Douglas Observation plane (3 view) by Willis Nye, actually the O38S, biplane with PW R1690
Pg 20, ...flying Stinsion Trainer by Jesse Davidson and Harry Appel, ~20"ws
Pg 30, ...high efficiency soarer by Paul Zakim and
Henry Clark, 5' ws gull wing, highly tapered very narrow tip cord.
Pg 36, two 3 views by William Wylam, Curtis XF13C-1 and -2
Pg 37, Speed model by Blaine Stevens and Harry Clark ~ 20" ws, 3" cord and a lot of rubber.
NOVEMBER 1937 US NAVY SIKORSKY FLYING DREADNAUGHT ON COVER BY JOSEPH KOTULA
Pg 6, Gloster Gladiator (detail 3 view)by Don Mertens
Pg 10, experimental twin tractor by Felix Gutnamm, 36" ws
Pg 13, ...(solid)model of the Loire-Nieuport Pursuit plane, model 250?, by Robert C Morrison
Pg 14, Loire-Nieuport Pursuit 3 views by Robert C Morrison
Pg 18, world record speed job by Robert Jeffery and Robert Chatelain, ~18"ws
Pg 26, ...fly the Vought SBU-1, by Herbert Weiss
Pg 34, ...Pee Wee gas model by Malcom Abzug and Richard Wachell, 44.5" ws
DECEMBER 1937 FOKERTS' RACER ON THE COVER BY JOSEPH KOTULA
Pg 9, Scientific all-weather endurance plane by Felix Gutmann, 30"ws
Pg 10, indoor flier for the novice by William Hadden, ~ 10" ws
Pg 14, 1937 Crosley racer 3 view by Robert C Morrison
Pg 20, ...Little Varmit (gas model) by Bob File, 6'ws, twin rudders
Pg 26, ...flying Reynard R-31 (Belgian), by Robert Harrison
Pg 30, Hornet Moth (de Haviland) 3 view by John E Roe
****** 1938 ************
JANUARY 1938 KAWASAKI A6 COMMUNICATIONS PLANE ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 6, radio control article by Clinton B DeSoto
Pg 8, ...catapult glider by Thracy Petrides, all balsa, 27" ws, 4" cord
Pg 10, ...(solid) scale model...Percival Mew Gull by Robert C Morrison.
Pg 14, low wing indoor model by William Gough Jr, microfilm
Pg 24, ...Buckner Jungmeister by AL McRae Jr, ~ 18" ws
FEBRUARY 1938 HEINKEL PURSUIT (HE 112) ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 6, stall proof stick tractor by Raleigh T Daniel, 24" ws
Pg 10, ...(solid)scale model ... Vultee V-11-GB
Pg 13, ...Short Sky Liner by Nick Limber, solid
Pg 18, ... Cub by Jesse Davidson, gas 6' ws, part 1 of 2 (actually 3, see July 1938 issue for more details)
Pg 30, ...flying Rearwin Sportster by Herbert K Weiss, ~28"ws
MARCH 1938 BELL AIRACUDA ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 6, Airacuda, US Army XFM-1 (3view) by Thos. A Naylor
Pg 8, ...Baby Arrow Pleasure Plane by DA Ritter, 12" ws
Pg 12, ...(solid)scale model ... Mayo composite aircraft by Robert C Morrison
Pg 19, ...Cub by Jesse Davidson, part 2 of 2
Pg 26, ...transition model (TP6) by Robert C Hare, 26" ws
Pg 34, ...indoor pusher by Jimmy Throckmorton, 36" ws canard
APRIL 1938 GRUMMAN MIDWING FIGHTER (F4F) ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, ...Arrow Speedster by Louis Garami, 14" ws all balsa, 60mph on ROG
Pg 12, ...(solid) scale model of the Consolidated Patrol Bomber XPB2Y-1 by Robert C Morrison
Pg 16, ...Midget (Kenway)CAVU by Ken Willard 42" ws for Elf engine
Pg 24, ...Monocoupe by Robert J Hammer ~ 24" ws
Pg 34, World record class B indoor fuselage model by John Ginnetti drawn by Felix Gutman, 29" ws
MAY 1938 CURTISS XP37 ON COVER BY JOSEPH KOTULA
Pg 6, Curtiss XP37 (3 view) by Robert McLaren
Pg 10, ...Mauboussim Flying Tandem by Herbert K Weiss, ~15" ws
Pg 15, ...(solid) scale model of the Martin 166 bomber by Robert C Morrison
Pg 18, ...gas powered camera model by Elbert J Wathers, 8' ws better known as the Westerner, part 1 of 2
Pg 26, Tubby by Donald Mertens, 50"ws Wakefield, parasol
Pg 30, Low aspect indoor tractor by Charles Belsky, 26" ws.
JUNE 1938 HALL ALUMINUM TORPEDO PLANE XPTBH-2 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 6, minute model of the Nieuport 161 by Herbert K Wiess ~ 15" ws
Pg 10, ...Tyro I by Bruno P Marchi, 14" ws all balsa glider
Pg 12, ...(solid) scale model of the Bellanca Junior by robert C Morrison
Pg 16, ...Tsetse Fly by Felix Gutmann, Wakefield model, 56" ws, pylon
Pg 26, Westerner part 2
Pg 34, weight rule model contest model by Earl Stahl, 37" ws
Pg 36, Fokker G1 (3 view) by AL McRae Jr.
JULY 1938 BOEING STRATOCRUISER ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Two winners for low ceilings by William Tyler, all balsa HLGs 14"&16"ws
Pg 13, ...Pursuit type gas model by Peter Westburg (WS-3) 65" ws
Pg 16, Aeronca K (3 view) by Robert C Morrison
Pg 22, ...Heinkel Pursuit (HE51) by Jesse Davidson 27" ws
Pg 30, ...Cub (part 3) by Jesse Davidson (see Feb&Mar)
Pg 34, ...1937 Wakefield Winner by Frank Zaic, Emmanuel Fillon & J Desnoes
Pg 39, 1937 Moffett contest winner by Vernon Boehle
AUGUST 1938 SEVERSKY TRANS-OCEANIC SUPER CLIPPER (NOT A REAL PLANE) ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, radio controlled soarer by Clinton B DeSoto, 18 foot ws incomplete plan, rx schematic
Pg 12, Messerschmidt (109) minute model by Herbert K Weiss, ~12-14" ws
Pg 16, High performance flyabout by E Lidgard, 26" all balsa parasol, Felix Gutmann draftsman
Pg 18, Loire SE 900 by Robert C Morrison, solid model
Pb 24, ...payload gas model by Thracy Petrides, 8'ws, poor plan
SEPTEMBER 1938 RUSSIAN ZKB 19 (I-17) ON COVER BY JOSEPH KOTULA
Pg 6, Triangle Sportster by Henry Struck, ~15" ws
Pg 12, ...Privateer by Thracy Petrides, 87" ws
Pg 22, ...(solid)scale model of the Hawker Hurricane by Robert C Morrison
Pg 26, ...Arado Trainer by Paul Plecan, ~20" ws
OCTOBER 1938 BREWSTER XF2A-1 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 10, Mid-Wing Sportster by Louis Garami, ~ 12" ws
Pg 14, Brewster XF2A-1 (3 view) by Robert McLarrren
Pg 16, Brewster Minute Model by Herbert K Wiess, ~12" ws
Pg 20, Douglas YOA-5 (3 Vies) by Martin E Dickenson
Pg 29, Two purpose record wrecker by Wilbur Tyler, 13" microfilm HLG
NOVEMBER 1938 MESSERSCHMIDT BF109 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 10, Skyscraper by Leon Schulman
Pg 14, Spencer-Larsen amphibian by Robert C Morrison, 3 view
Pg 18, ...1919 Nieuport by Roger F Parkhill, ~22"ws
Pg 28, Indoor stick Canadian record holder by Wilbur Tyler, 32" ws
Pg 36, BF 109 by Robert McLarren, 3view
DECEMBER 1938 AMIOT LONG RANGE BOMBER ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 11, Amiot 341 by Robert McLarren, 3 view
Pg 13, ...Cloud Chaser by Bruno P Marchi, 30" ws, twin tails
Pg 16, ...(solid)scale model of Roscoe Turner's Thompson Trophy winner, by Robert C Morrison
Pg 26, Indoor Baby ROG by Richard Worrel, 11"ws, plans only
Pg 32, Waco D6 by William Wylam, 3 view
Pg 33, Russian fighter ZBK-20 (I-18) by Robert McLarren
***** 1939 ***********
JANUARY 1939 HANDLEY-PAGE HEREFORD LIGHT BOMBER ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Just Pusher by Alan Orthof, 10" ws canard
Pb 9, Handley-Page Hereford light bomber by Robert McLarren with 3 view
Pg 12, ...Curtiss-Wright Model 20 by Robert C
Morrison, solid, 20 was predecessor of the C46 but only had 1600 HP per
Pg 16, ...Three Foot gas model by Malcolm J Abzug
Pg 22, Sikorsky XPBS-1 three view by Thomas A Nayler
Pg 24, Corrigan's Crate (Curtiss Robin) by David D Grant, ~20" ws
FEBRUARY 1939 CURTISS XP40 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 6, Bleriot (~9) by Bruno Marchi in article by Alert L Lewis, 17" ws
Pg 8, Curtiss XP40 three view by Robert McLarren
Pg 10, ...Caudron 1911 by Henry Struck, ~18" ws
Pg 20, ...Sky King by Magnus Anderson, ~69" ws, (for Thor motor?)
MARCH 1939 FOKKER D23 ON COVER BY JOSEPH KOTULA
Pg 6, Midget Speedster by William Hadden ~10"ws, 12"long
Pg 8, Fokker D23 three view by Robert McLarren,
fighter, push-pull, 2x520 HP Walter engines, 312 mph top speed
Pg 10, Three Wheeling Gas Job by Peter Westburg, 68" tricycle gear parasol
Pg 16, Whirlwinds in miniature by William Wylam (Wright engine, 420 HP)
Pg 22, Puss Moth by Chester Lanzo and Leonard Becker, ~30" semi-scale
APRIL 1939 CURTISS WRIGHT CW21 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Stout indoor trophy winner by Hewitt Phillips, 36" ws
Pg 10, Curtiss Wright CW21 three view by Robert McLarren, an interceptor, not fighter nor pursuit
Pg 12, Gas powered SE5, by Arthur Kronfelt, ~ 49" ws
Pg 16, ...(solid)scale model of a DeHaviland Albatross
Pg 20, ...Douglas Torpedo Bomber (TBD-1) by Herbert K Weiss, ~12"ws flying
MAY 1939 XP38 ON COVER BY JOSEPH KOTULA
Pg 8, Outdoor contest model by George Brown, ~18" ws, catapult launch
Pg 10, Bee by Louis Garami, for "small" motor, ~48" ws
Pg 14, biplane sportster by Louis Garami, ~16" ws
Pg 18, ...solid scale model of the Lockheed XP39 by Robert McLarren
Pg 22, Chance Vought V143 by William Wylam, 3 view
JUNE 1939 HAMBURG (BLOOM & VOSS) HA 137 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 9, XP40...by Herbert K Wiess, ~ 18" ws, flying semi-scale
Pg 14, New Yorker IV by Frank Zaic, 39" ws, rubber
Pg 20, Hamburg Ha 137 by Robert McLarren, solid model
Pg 22, Dolphin by Thracy Petrides & Felix Gilbert, 108" ws Part 1 of 2
JULY 1939 BELL XP30 PURSUIT ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 6, XP39, solid model, by Douglas J Ingalls, TA Nayler draftsman
Pg 9, Dol;hin by Thracy Petrides and Felix Gilbert, part 2
Pg 14, Indoor cabin nationals winner by Henry Struck, 36.5" ws
Pg 18, Super streamline Wakefield model by Alfred VanWymerch, planked fuselage
AUGUST 1939 SAVOIA-MARCHETTI S70B ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Seversky Executive, 4 seat 1200 HP,
retractable tri-gear, but only 300 mph. Model by Herbert K.
Weiss, ~15" ws, yes, fifteen, tiny semi-scale.
Pg 12, Record Breaker by Chester Lanzo, 8' ws, parasol.
Pg 16, Savoia-Marchetti S79B, by Robert McLaren, solid model
Pg 18, Winning stick tractor, by Conrad Renning, 36" ws.
Pg 22, Wakefield by Frank Zaic, 41" ws, twin tails, flully planked fuselage
SEPTEMBER 1939 CONSOLIDATED 31 PATROL BOMBER ON COVER BY JOSEPH
KOTULA. The 31 was the XP4Y "Corregidor". It had two Wright
R3350 Cyclone 18 radial engines. The plane was very long range
and much faster than the PBY, but the engines were needed for the B29,
so the P4Y was canceled
Pg 10, Colibri by Louis Garami, Class A gas, 12.5 oz, 225 sqin, 40" ws, but it has twin rudders.
Pg 17, Soarer without a Tail by Henry Struck, ~26"ws, towline.
Pg 22, Build and Fly the Fairchild 82 by Jesse Davidson, rubber 26" ws.
OCTOBER 1939 POTEX 63 BOMBER-RECONNAISSANCE FIGHTER ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 10, Featherweight Gee-Bee Flying Scale (Sportster D) by William Gough Jr., rubber, ~20" ws.
Pg 16, Baby Duration Trainer by Felix Gilbert, 44.5" ws, rubber.
Pg 22, Potez 63 three view by Robert McLarren.
Pg 24, Four Foot Westerner (parasol, Miss San Diego, not THE Westerner) by Elbert J Weathers.
NOVEMBER 1939 FOLKERTS RACER ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Simple Soarer by John Zaic, 36"ws all balsa, catapult launched
Pg 12, Douglas O46A by William Wylam
Pg 18, Power House by Sal Taibi. Part 1 of 2, 84" ws
Pg 24, Trophy winning Cessna (C34) by Dick Korda, ~20" ws, very nice!
Pg 30, Northrop A17A (3 view) by Frank C. Murphy (PW R1535,750 HP,206mph)
DECEMBER 1939 BURNELLI BOMBER (CB34) ON COVER BY KOTULA, never actually designed.
Pg 10, 23 min Senior Cabin Model by Kenneth Lane, 39.5" ws.
Pg 11, Flying Navy Observation Scout (Vought
Sikorski OS2U-1) By Herbert K Weiss, both land and sea version with
Pg 16, Baby Biplene by Robert C Hare, 9" (yes, nine) ws built up.
Pg 20, Grumman Fighter (F3F-1) by William Wylam
Pg 26, Part 2 of 2, Powerhouse by Taibi.
******** AD 1940 *****************
JANUARY 1940 DOUGLAS ATACK BOMBER DB-7-B3 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, War Wings Over Europe is the major article, has lots of photos, by Robert McLaren
Pg 12, Douglas Attack Bomber (3 view, labeled B22 may be typo, looks like A20/DB7) by JB Rust
Pg 14, Rearwin Speedster by Earl Stahl, ~!24" ws rubber
Pg 22, Chickadee by Sidney Struhl, 6'10" ws twin pylon
FEBRUARY 1940 REPUBLIC XP40 PURSUIT ON COVER BY KOTULA (another
typo? looks like an XP41/P41A one off with a Wright R1820
(misidentified as an R1830)
Pg 8, Republic P41A by Robert McLarren, 3 view.
Pg 10, KG update by Henry Struck
Pg 16, All wood hlg by CH Grant (very old hat!)
Pg 22, Flying Fairchild 24K by Earl Stahl, ~24"ws rubber
Pg 28, Arado Trainer (3 view, Ar 68, 750 HP) by Martin E Dickenson.
MARCH 1940 XP 42 CURTISS XP 42 PURSUIT BY KOTULA
As section: Feeley 4 stroke engines to 20cc.
Pg 15, K.G. update, part 2, by Henry Struck
Pg 30, Flying Stinson Junior by Mike Soroka, ~28"ws, rubber
Pg 10, Three plans
1. Dewoitine D.513, three view, ann.
2. Westland Lysander three view by "Marsh".
3. Indoor glider class C, designed by C. Belsky in 1936
Pg 12. Boulton Paul Defiant three view by Robert McLarren
Pg 14. Midget gas winner by Frank Ehling. 38"ws, 225 sq.in. parasol
Pg 18, Indoor world record calss A hydro by George Micott, 13.5"ws
Pg 22, Fly the Caudron war plane by Earl Stahl, ~24"ws rubber
Pg 28, Messerschmitt Me 110 three view by Robert McLarren
MAY 1940 VULTEE VANGARD ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Henschel HS126 observation three view by William A. Wylam
Pg 12, Doodle Bug by Robert V Smith, 4 ft ws.
Pg 16, Vultee (Vanguard) three view by Rex Hall
Pg 17, Indoor Pioneer by Eric E Ericson, ~8" ws
Flying minature speed winner by Robert C Hare, ~ 8" ws (again)
APRIL 1940 CURTISSS XSO3C-1 US NAVY FIGHTER ON COVER BY
KOTULA (actually an observation plane of evil
Pg 8, Douglas observation YO35 three view by Martin E Dickinson.
Pg 14, A 40 minute record breaker by Charles Chilvers and Robert L Brown, ~36" ws rubber.
Pg 18, Double duty gas model by Sidney Struhl, 4 ft ws, actually named Nomad by Struhl.
Pg 26, Fly the Fiat Pursuit (G50) by William Winter, ~2 ft ws.
MAY 1940 VULTEE VANGUARD (NX21755) ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Henschel HS126 Observation (3 view) by William Wylam
Pg 11, Propeller design by CH Grant
Pg 12, Doodle Bug by Robert V Smith, 48" gas 1lb 4oz Baby Cyclone engine
Pg 16, Vultee NX21755 Interceptor (3 View) by Rex Hall-Springfield
Pg 17, Indoor Pioneer by Eric E Ericson, ~9" ws
Pg 19, Miniature Speed Winner by Robert C Hare (Whitman D12) ~12" ws
Pg 27, Push-pull by DeWayne Johnson, `24" WS rubber
JUNE 1940 CURTISS XSO3C-1 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Douglas YO35 (3 View) by Martin E Dickinson
Pg 14, 40 Minute Record Breaker by Charles Chivers & Robert L Brown, 36" rubber
Pg 18, Nomad by Sidney Struhl, 48" class B gas, floats or wheels
Pg 26, Fiat Pursuit (G50) by William Winter, ~22" rubber
JULY 1940 SHORT SUNDERLAND ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Oomph by Al Casano 43.5" rubber
Pg12, Waco E by Earl Stahl, ~22" ws
Pg 17, Cloud Tramp by CH Grant 22" ws
Pg 20, Class D "Sticker" by James Noonan, 42" rubber, (NOT a stick)
Pg 24, Hornet by Sal Taibi, 44" gas
Pg 64, Parachute
AUGUST 1940 GRUMMAN SKYROCKET FIGHTER (XF5F) BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Fly powered models by William B
Schwab and Joe Elgin, ~2.5" ws biplane and tandem (animal lover's
Pg 11, Curtiss Wright CW23 (3 View) by M Guss
Pg 14, Answer by Gordon Murray 48" ws gas
Pg 20, Jasper Wakefield by James B Cahill, 36" ws
Pg 26, Grumman Pursuit (3 view) by Robert L Brown, F5F
Pg 28, Spitfire by Earl Stahl, ~ 30" ws
SEPTEMBER 1940 XB 24 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 11, Elements of Radio Control by Howard McEntee, schematics
Pg 12, Contest seaplane by James Jensen, 50" rubber
Pg 22, XB24 (3 view) by Robert McLarren
Pg 24, Grumman Mono-pursuit (XF4F-2) by Herbert K Weiss, ~20" ws
Pg 30, Falcon by Paul Plecan, 60"ws, 2lb 4 oz by Paul Plecan, complex
OCTOBER 1940 VOUGHT-SIKORSKY XF4U-1 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 10, An all balsa soaring glider by George Brown, class C, 36" ws
Pg 15, "Tail First" with gas power by Alfred Rubin, canard, 53.5" ws
Pg 21, Junkers 87, 3 view, by JB Rust
Pg 22, Vultee Vanguard by Earl Stahl, ~28" ws
Pg 30, Record breaking helicopter by Richard Obarski, 14" dia
Pg 32, Vought XF4U-1, 3 view, by Robert McLarren
Pg 33, Single blade free-wheeling propeller by Donald Mertens
NOVEMBER 1940 XB19 WORLD'S LARGEST BOMBER ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 10, Seversky P35, 3 view by William Wylam
Pg 14, Douglas XB19 3 view by Robert McLarren
Pg 16, Wedgy record smasher by Leon Shulman, 40" ws
Pg 20, Class C Duplex by tom Engelman, 36" rubber
Pg 24, Messerschmidt Pursuit (ME109) by Earl Stahl, ~20" ws
DECEMBER 1940 GRUMMAN G36A FIGHTER ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 12, Gas "Champ" by Russel Simmons
Pg 18, Grumman G36A 3 view by Robert McLarren, UK=Marlet, US~4F4
Pg 20, World record autogyro by Richard Obarski, 16.5" dia, rubber
Pg 26, Potez Twin (63) by Robert V Smith, ~30"ws rubber
*****AD 1941 **********
JANUARY 1941 BLACKBURN ROC ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Aircraft insignia by Jesse Davidson
Pg 14, World record Flapper by Ed Lidgard, ornithopter, 21.5" ws
Pg 16, Blackburn ROC by JB Rust, 3 view
Pg 18, Flying (Interstate) Cadet by Earl Stahl
Pg 28, True pitch gas prop (propeller) by HA Thomas
Pg 30, Heinkel He112 by Gordon A Reeves, 3 view
Pg 32, Ryan YPT16 by LJ Campbell, 3 view (Menasco engine)
Pg 33, Halberstadt D1, by John E Roe, 3 view
FEBRUARY 1941 REPUBLIC GUARDSMAN ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Pusher glider by Sidney Struhl, 15" ws canard
Pg 10, Spitfire II by Wm Wylam, 3 view
Pg 12, Pacer by Sal Taibi, 53" ws class B
Pg 18, Republic Guardsman by Robert McLarren, 3 view
Pg 24, Tri-Purpose indoor class B by Bill Tyler, 28" ws
Pg 26, Flying Eucoupe by Sidney Struhl, ~22" ws
Pg 32, Vultee V116B attack bomber by CK Williams, 3 view
Pg 36, Bred 65 fighter bomber by JB Rust, 3 view
Pg 66, Curtiss XSO3C-1 by Robert McLarren, 3 view
MARCH 1941 MARTIN B26 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 9, North American NA68 (P64) by Robert Lloyd Brown, 3 view
Pg 12, Indoor microfilm class A by George Brown, hand launched
Pg 14, Martin B26 by Robert McLarren, 3 view
Pg 16, Demon by Bill Redeker, 474 sq in for Ohlsson 23
Pg 22, Simple stick by CH Grant, 22" ws all balsa.
Pg 26, Douglas DB7 twin rubber motors by Sidney Sthrul, 32" ws
APRIL 1941 DOUGLAS 8A-5 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Waco C6 by William Wylam
Pg 12, Kewpie by Louis Hetlage, 11" ws in or outdoor
Pg 14, Snipe Class C by Andy and Frank Pavling, 36" rubber
Pg 16, Remote Control (U control) by William Schwab, drawing by Walter Schultz, 48"
Pg 22, Douglas 8A-5 by Robert McLarren, 3 view
Pg 26, Aeroneer by Herbert Spatz, ~22"
MAY 1941 BREWSTER BUFFALO ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Me109J by William Wylam, 3 view
Pg 12, Rearwin Speedster by Edward Naudzius ~36" ws
Pg 18, Brewster Buffalo by Robert McLarren, 3 view
Pg 20, Thermal Thumber by Maurice Bryceland, class A gas, 45" ws
Pg 26, Profile pusher by Rex Hall, 16" ws canard
Pg 28, Bell YMF1A by Lloyd Brown, 3 view
Pg 30, Focke-Wulf FW198 by Robert Lloyd Brown,
3 view (actually a Dutch design, De Scheide S21, prototype only, never
Pg 31, Fairchild M61 by Thos. A Naylor, 3 view, preceded PT19
JUNE 1941 HANDLEY-PAGE HAMPDEN ON CONVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, North American NA40A (~B25),
Stearman XA21, North American XB21, Douglas B23 (~DC3), anonymous
small 3 views.
Pg 10, Airsquire by Frank Ehling, ~18" ws HLG, all balsa
Pg 12, P39 Airacobra by Earl Stahl, ~ 26" ws rubber
Pg 20, Fokker D8 by Earl Stahl, 57" ws for OnR 23
Pg 24, Handley-Page Hampden by Robert McLarren, 3 view
Pg 26, Stratosphere by Henry Cole, 36" ws, rubber folding prop.
JULY 1941 CURTISS XSB2C-1 (HELLDIVER) ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 12, Baby ROG by J. Chizmadia Jr., drawing by A. Orthof, ~12" ws, indoor
Pg 14, Curtiss XSB2C-1 by Robert McLarren, 3 view
Pg 16, Stinson O49 (later L1) by Earl Stahl, 28.740" ws
Pg 22, Stick by Reid Hull, ~42" ws, sorta' Wakefield
Pg 28, D8 by Stahl continued
Pg 70, Gloster F5/34 Thos. Naylor, 3 view,
840HP Bristol radial, hot climate fighter, prototype only, nickname was
AUGUST 1941 CURTIS-WRIGHT 20 (~C46) ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 10, SBC-3 by William Wylam, 3 view
Pg 14, Rocket by Carl Verdi, ~36" ws, balsa tube fuselage, rubber
Pg 16, Flounder Class A gas by "Pinky" Furchtman, 40" ws
Pg 26, CW20 (C46) by Robert McLarren, 3 view
Pg 28, Howard DGA125 by Sidney Struhl, ~ 28" ws
Pg 36, Heinkel 114, Fairey Swordfish, Arado S55, Heinkel 60, anonymous small 3 views.
SEPTEMBER 1941 NORTH AMERICAN XP51 MUSTANG ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 11, Meteor by CH Grant, builder/flyer Sal
Taibi, dreftsman Jack Minasson, ~50" ws, tricycle landing gear
Pg 16, Rocketeer by Tom Engelman, ~24"ws solid rocket propelled.
Pg 20, North American XP51, anonymous 3 view
Pg 26, Hawker Hurricane by Earl Stahl, ~28" ws
Pg 32, Class A Indoor Glider by Leo Vartainian, ~20"ws HLG
Pg 36, Handley-Page Harrow, Heinkel 59, Martin
Maryland (XA22), Blackburn Botha, (Louis Botha, Afrikaner and first
Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa) anonymous small 3 views
Pg 37, He111K, JB Rust, 3 view, 400mph claimed, 198mph actual
OCTOBER 1941, BREWSTER SB2A-1 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, J3 by A. Vincent Signorelli, 3 view
Pg 10, Stout and Moffet Winner by Ray Beaumont, ~38"ws, single blade folder
Pg 18, Old Trusty by Lawrence Beithmaier 75" ws
Pg 24, Brewster 340 (SB2A, Buccaneer), anonymous 3 view
Pg 26, Douglas 8A-5 by Sidney Struhl, ~24" ws, ~A33, originally Northrop A17
Pg 32, Douglas SBD-1 by Tom Naylor, 3 view
Pg 68, Stearman XA21 by JB Rust, 3 view
NOVEMBER 1941 BRISTO BEAUFIGHTER ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Profile three wheeler by Rex Hall, ~12" ws rubber
Pg 12, Aerbo by John Findra, class A gas, ~46" ws, the Bomber before there was a Lanzo Bomber
Pg 17, Vought SB2U-2, Heinkel He113 (in
reality existed only as
a propaganda and/or disinformation strategy),
anonymous small 3 views
Pg 18, Springfield winner by Walter Marsch, ~ 29" ws indoor rubber
Pg 22, Beaufighter, anonymous 3 view
Pg 24, Skyfarer by Earl Stahl, ~22"ws, tricycle
DECEMBER 1941 HANDLEY-PAGE HALIFAX ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 9, Climber by Ed Lamb, ~45"ws, 41 Nats open rubber winner
Pg 14, Dreamer, Class A HLG by Austin Rinaldi, biplane
Pg 16, Paragon, Frank Ehling, ~48" ws gas, slotted airfoil
Pg 22, Halifax anonymous 3 view
Pg 24, Curtis SO3C-1 by Earl Stahl, ~24" ws
*********** AD 1942 *************
JANUARY 1942 FLYING MANTA ON COVER BY KOTULA (NORTHROP WING)
Pg 8, Douglas A20A, anonymous 3 view
Pg 10, Champ (~Interstate Cadet!) by Henry Struck ~24" ws
Pg 16, Whatsit by FVB Ehling, tailless biplane
Pg 20, Northrop Flying Wing, anonymous 3 view
Pg 22, Vought SBU-1 by William Wylan, 3 view
Pg 24, DH Moth Minor, Fairey Fulmar, Potez 63-11, Miles Master II, small anonymous 3 views
Pg 25, Nakajima 91, 3 view by Don Gale Smith
Pg 26, Douglas SBD-1, 3 view by Robert Lloyd Brown
Pg 27, Vultee Vanguard, "
Pg 28, Junkers Ju88A1, 3 view by JB Rust
FEBRUARY 1942 CURTISS P40F ON ANONYMOUS COVER
Pg 9, Pacer by Sal Taibi, class C gas, 562 sq in
Pg 15, Curtiss P40F anonymous 3 view
Pg 17, Miles Magister by Earl Stahl, ~ 28"
Pg 18, Indoor fuselage model by G Belsky, 24" ws
MARCH 1942 NAKAJIMA 19 ON ANONYMOUS COVER
Pg 6, SPAD 3C1 anonymous 3 view
Pg 19, (Pseudo) Navy Bomber by Peter Westburg, parasol for 1/5HP, ~64" ws
Pg 23, Nakajima 19 bomber anonymous 3 view, actually communications plane
Pg 25, Fleet Trainer by Sidney Struhl ~24" biplane
Pg 31, Ryan YO51, 3 view by Robert Lloyd Brown, 450 HP Wasp
APRIL 1942 BOEING FLYING FORTRESS ON ANONYMOUS COVER
Pg 9, 1941 Mulvihill trophy winner by Ray Smith, 36" ws
Pg 14, B17E anonymous 3 view
Pg 21, Grasshopper by Earl Stahl, 30" ws (Taylor O-57 then L2)
Pg 26, C-Raider by M. La Torre, 68" ws for 60 size engines
MAY 1942 (DOUGLAS TBD) DEVASTATOR ON ANONYMOUS COVER
Pg 8, Tiny indoor glider by FVB Ehling, ~10" all balsa
Pg 9, Tiny indoor ROG by FVB Ehling ~ 10" microflilm
Pg 11, Air Transport P2 scale model by Walter S Eggert Jr. 40" rubber
Pg 18, Nakajuma 96 Torpedo bomber, anonymous 3 view, biplane
Pg 20, P40E solid model by Nick Limber, ~8"ws
Pg 22, 1941 indoor stick champion by Stanley Stanwick, 34-3/8" ws
Pg 24, Douglas Devastator torpedo bomber (TBD-1) anonymous 3 view
JUNE 1942 FAKE ON ANONYMOUS COVER
Pg 10, Brewster FwA-3 solid model by Nick Limber, ~8"ws
Pg 12, Japanese Army type 98 twin engine, anonymous 3 view
Pg 14, 1941 Bloomingdale winner by Gordon Cain indoor ROG 34"
Pg 16, F4F anonymous 3 view
Pg 18, Focke-Wulf 189, Dornier 215, Hawker Henley, Vickers Wellesley, small anonymous 3 view
Pg 19, Cabinette by Frank Ehling 57" ws
Pg 24, Heinkel He113 anonymous 3 view reality
existed only as a propaganda and/or disinformation strategy
Pg 25, Bristol Beaufort anonymous 3 view
Pg 26, Curtiss XSB-3, 3 view by Martin E. Dickinson
Pg 27, Blackburn Skua by Earl Stahl, ~ 28" ws
Pg 34, Buecker Jungmeister, 3 view by AJ McRae
JULY AD1942 WESTLAND WHIRLWIND ON ANONYMOUS COVER
Pg 8, Tiny Tailless Glider by FVB Ehling, 10" ws all balsa
Pg 9, Sticker by Ray Beaumont, 35" ws PMAA rubber
Pg 15, (faux) canard fighter by Charles H Grant and Frank Ehling, ~28"
Pg 22, Martin 162 / XPBM-1, 3 view by TA Taylor
Pg 26, Westland Whirlwind, anonymous 3 view
Pg 29, Air Warden by Al Pardocchi, drawn by Ed Yulke, 70.5 gas
AUGUST AD 1942 B25 ON ANONYMNOUS COVER
Pg 6, Mitsubishi Zero, anonymous 3 view
Pg 8, Bird glider by Charles H Grant, ~10" ws all balsa
Pg 12, Sunduster by Jerry Brofman, 8'8" ws
Pg 16, Tiny Hydroplane (seaplane) FVB Ehling, ~14" rubber
Pg 18, Streak by Ted Just 56" ws fuselage rubber
Pg 24, B25, anonymous 3 view
Pg 26, Dornier Do217E1, anonymous 3 view
Pg 29, Mr. Mulligan (Howard GH1 / DBA15P) by Earl Stahl ~30"ws
SEPTEMBER AD 1942 GRUMMAN AVENGER (TBF-1) ON ANONYMOUS COVER
Pg 8, Curtiss O52 as profile glider by CH Grant, ~12" ws
Pg 12, Culver Cadet as profile scale by Rex Hall, ~12" ws
Pg 15, Curtiss O52 by Sidney Struhl, 42-5/8" class A/B gas
Pg 28, Missing Link by George Brown, Class E towline, 49"ws
OCTOBER AD 1942 is partially unreadable, Boeing Searanger on cover
Pg 8, P38 profile glider by George Brown, ~14" ws
Pg 10, Grumman Wildcat (F4F) profile glider, ann., 10" ws
Pg 13, Model amphibian sportsman by Morris Mountjoy, 55" ws, ignition engine
Pg 20, Boeing XPBB-1 Searanger 3 view from photos, ann.
Pg 23, Hawk (P40D) by Earl Stahl,
NOTE: remainder unreadable
NOVEMBER AD 1942 FOCKE-WULF 190 ON COVER
Pg 8, Bellanca YO50 by Charles Wertman, 3 view
Pg 12, B25 as profile glider, 13" ws
Pg 18, Grasshopper O57 (Taylorcraft, ~L2) by Sidney Struhl, ~44" for OnR 19
Pg 22, Focke-Wulf FW190, anonymous 3 view
Pg 28, Mercury by Frank Ehling, 13" rubber speed
DECEMBER AD 1942 REPUBLIC THUNERBOLT (P47) ON COVER BY KOTULA (signed again)
Pg 11, Martin Baltimore anonymous 3 view
Pg 13, Schweitzer TG2 by Earl Stahl, tow line, ~46"
Pg 20, P47 anonymous 3 view
Pg 22, Winged Yankee by Sal Taibi, class A gas, 46"
********* AD 1943 ******
JANUARY AD 1943 MITSUBISHI ZERO ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 9, Spee-Dee by Frank Ehling, 20", OnR 23 etc, U-control
Pg 18, Zero 3 view anonymous
Pg 24, MiG3 / I18 by Earl Stahl, ~28" ws
FEBRUARY AD 1942 MACCHI (C202) ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, Wasp Jr. by William Wylam, R1830 3 view
Pg 14, Piper L4 as a profile HLG, ~12" ws
Pg 18, Pine Needle by Dick Everett 50" ws, OnR 19 / 23 etc. pylon
Pg 21, Claustrophobia Crate by BP Marchi, 9" indoor microfilm
Pg 22, Lockheed Hudson (PBO1, Model 14) by Wm Wylan
Pg 26, Macchi (C202) 3 view anonymous
Pg 28, Flying Scot by Scotty Mayors, 32.75" low wing, rubber
MARCH AD 1943 STORMAVIK IL2 ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 8, SB2U-1 by William Wylam
Pg 11, Ercoupe by Sidney Struhl, class A or B gas, 44.5
Pg 20, Stormavik IL2 (Ilyushin) anonymous 3 view
Pg 23, Soaring Champ by Ray Beaumont, 104" ws towline glider
Pg 28, (North American) NA73 (P51) by T Naylor, 3 view
Pg 34, (General Aircraft Ltd) Hotspur II anonymous 3 view
Pg 36, Short Sterling anonymous 3 view
APRIL AD 1943 DEHAVILAND MOSQUITO ON ANONYMOUS COVER
Pg 8, RAF Seattle (B17) anonymous 3 view
Pg 9, Focke-Wulf Kurrier anonymous 3 view
Pg 12, Timer's Nightmare by Frank Ehling, 44" ws Class A gas
Pg 22, DeHaviland Mosquito anonymous 3 view
Pg 24, Miles Master by Sidney Struhl, ~24" ws
Pg 30, All Pine Soarer by FVB Ehling, 16" solid pine
MAY AD 1943 DOUGLAS DAUNTLESS ON COVER BY KOTULA
Pg 12, Cloud Tramp by CH Grant - REPEAT
Pg 16, Taylorcraft L2B by Sidney Struhl, ~22" ws
Pg 22, Douglas Dauntless anonymous 3 view
Pg 24, Thermo by Byron Abbott, 46" fuselage rubber